Object of Game
The object of the game of Face Up Pai Gow Poker is to make a five-card hand and a two-card hand that ranks higher than the player-dealer’s five-card hand and two-card hand. Face Up Pai Gow Poker is a Pai Gow Poker variant and plays like conventional Pai Gow Poker, except the player-dealer’s hand is exposed first. If the player-dealer has an ace-high hand, “Pai Gow”, then all player’s hands will push (tie).
How to Play
At the start of a game, a player is offered the player-dealer position. Once the player-dealer position is accepted, the house dealer shall wait for each player to make their wager in accordance with the table limits. Players also have the option of placing a Fortune Bonus Bet, an Ace-High Bonus Bet, or Progressive wager at this time as well. Once all wagers have been placed, the house dealer will distribute seven cards to each spot face-down with the exception of the player-dealers hand which will be placed face up for all to see. The placement of the hands will be determined by shaking of a dice cup by the player-dealer. The sum of the dice indicates the seat where the house dealer will begin distributing the hands. After all hands have been distributed, the house dealer will set the player-dealers hand house way according to the chart below. Players shall then set their hand by arranging the seven cards into a two-card hand, which is placed in front of the five-card hand, and a five-card hand, which is placed behind the two-card hand. The five-card hand must rank higher than the two-card hand. The house dealer will help players et the hands optimal way if needed.
House Way Chart:
Determining a Winner
Once each player has set their hands and the house dealer has set the player-dealer’s hand, each player’s hand shall be compared against the player-dealer’s hand. The following shall apply for each possible outcome when determining which hand wins, loses, or if there is a “push.”